Xander Williams, a third-generation boxer from Wallaceburg, will compete in the Nationals in Alberta this spring.
Williams clinched a Novice provincial title in October in the 60 kg weight class.
His path to victory included a bye into the semis and a final match win by unanimous decision against Abdul Adebiyi.
A student at Wallaceburg District Secondary School and member of Walpole Island First Nation, Williams is known for his passion and unique stance – using his dominant left hand for jabs – Williams has only lost one match, back on January 19, 2024 in Oakville.
Following in the footsteps of his late-grandfather, Darryl Williams, and mother, Cassandra Williams, a former boxer with provincial and national titles, Williams is aiming to replicate her success at the upcoming National championships in April.
Dana Haggith caught up with Williams for an interview.
Over the weekend, Williams captured the Brampton Cup with another pair of victories.
Williams says he will likely fight again before Nationals, but a match has yet to be confirmed.